One day a tramp came to an old womans house. Excuse me, said the tramp, Im very hungry. Have you got anything to eat?. But the old leady was very meant. Go away, she said. I havent got any food for you
Oh, said the tramp Well, have you got any water? You see, Ive got a magic stone and I can make soup with it. But I need some water. A magic stone, eh? said the mean old woman Yes, Ive got some water. She fetched a big saucepan of water and put it on the cooker. The tramp put the stone into it. After a while he tasted the soup. Mmm, Its very good, he said Have you got any salt and pepper?
The old woman fetched some salt and pepper Mmm. Thats better said the tramp. It really needs some vegetables. Its a pity you havent got any vegetables. Oh, I can find some vegetables, said the old woman. She ran into the garden and brought back some potatoes, carrots, beans and a big onion. Tramp put the vegetables into the saucepan.
Is it ready now? asked the old woman Almost, said the tramp. It really needs some meat, Its a pity you havent got any meat. Oh, I can find some meat, said the old woman. She ran to the cellar and came back with some ham and some sausages. The tramp put them into the saucepan. Right, said the tramp after a while, I cant see the stone now, so the soup is ready. Bread is very good with stone soup. Its a pity you havent got any bread.
Oh, I can find some bread said the woman. She went to the cupboard and fetched a loaf of bread, some butter and a bottle of wine. She put them on the table with some Knives, forks and spots. Mm, this is delicious said the old woman when she tasted the soup. And you made it with just that magic stone! The tramp just smiled.